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Unread 02-10-2013, 08:52 AM   #1
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1998 xj grand cherokee with quadratrac awd

ok guy's if ya would save me a lot of searching tonight as i gotta go and look at this tommorow.

wife wants this grand cherokee as she likes the color,interior,v-8,etc and who am i to say no l.o.l. plus i can get it at a really good deal and it is in really good shape.

anyways with the quadratrac option what am i looking at as far as problems with dependability and problems with lifting this jeep?

i know there are better options out there but she wants something that she can just drive w/out having to shift into 4wd or anything when she has bad weather or getts out on the back roads,any help or suggestions as well as opinions will be considered and thanks in advance.

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Unread 02-10-2013, 09:04 AM   #2
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The NP249 transfer case, all time 4x4, is an amazing transfer case. Only bad thing about it is the viscous coupler. They tend to go out around 130k miles, sometimes they'll last longer...or shorter. Its a $300 part. Most people just swap in a NP242 or NP231 case that has 2wd as an option. I love both of my NP249s though.

PS, its a ZJ. Not an XJ. XJs are Cherokees, ZJs are Grand Cherokees.
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The 249 is not a bad tcase, but I ended up switching mine for a 242 because I dont want the expense when the viscous coupler goes bad.
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Unread 02-10-2013, 09:17 AM   #4
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The NP249 transfer case, all time 4x4, is an amazing transfer case. Only bad thing about it is the viscous coupler. They tend to go out around 130k miles, sometimes they'll last longer...or shorter. Its a $300 part. Most people just swap in a NP242 or NP231 case that has 2wd as an option. I love both of my NP249s though.

PS, its a ZJ. Not an XJ. XJs are Cherokees, ZJs are Grand Cherokees.


yeah i saw the ooopppssss when i posted it l.o.l. i also have xj cherokee so it is natural to type that. thanks for the info.
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yeah i saw the ooopppssss when i posted it l.o.l. i also have xj cherokee so it is natural to type that. thanks for the info.
Ah I gotcha. No problem man.
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Unread 02-10-2013, 09:43 AM   #6
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Ah I gotcha. No problem man.


what am i gonna need to watch out for in a suspension lift? any known problems issues? want to go around 4 inch with 31-10.50-15 tires.


i have already seen the c.v. joint issue on the front drive shaft but any other issues? prolly gonna be using a rough country lift as they have been good for me in the past and there customer service has always been top notch for me.


thanks again.
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Unread 02-10-2013, 10:39 AM   #7
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249's are good Tcases until that VC goes. It also makes for a terrible drive on the road if you lock the front.

I have rc Long arms and like them. But their short arm kits Ive heard nothing but complaints. My buddy has an rc short arm kit and it rides like a ****ing lumber wagon. Check out IRO? Whatever the case, I would recommend adjustables. I would look into a good Track bar if one isnt provided with the kit. Get Ujoint drive shafts. Id get Ujoint axles myself too if possible. 31's are a good size tire. Thats what I run and I can keep up with everyone with their mondo sized tires.
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